Buffalo Bills: Scouting the 2017 NFL Draft for a Wide Receiver

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Sep 17, 2016; Norman, OK, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Noah Brown (80) cannot make a catch as Oklahoma Sooners cornerback Jordan Thomas (7) defends during the second half at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

Noah Brown – Ohio State

Sophomore (RS)

6’2”, 218 lbs

33 receptions

411 yards

7 touchdowns

This is one of the more intriguing options in the NFL draft. For those of you that can’t wait to see Cardale Jones, it wouldn’t hurt him to have a familiar acquaintance.

Brown is a true raw talent, since his biggest downfall in this draft will be his inexperience. What will get him drafted is one game vs. Oklahoma this year, plus his top end physical traits. Against Oklahoma he scored 4 TDs, including one of the best catches of the college football season.

Brown can represent a mix between wanting to win now and building for the future. Without being expected to start early, the Buffalo Bills can pick spots in games to feature his big play potential.

Bills Projected NFL Draft Round: 7

Brown has gotten a lot of hype for what he has done in the practice setting. I suspect that means he will have good workouts leading to the draft. He hasn’t had the in-game numbers to back up that hype, which presents obvious problems.

If the Bills can get their hands on him, maybe they could mold him into the WR they want and his physical gifts will carry him to a big role in the NFL.